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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - November 2020

The quote from the title slide is from the words of a young David in 1 Samuel 17:37, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine”, that we derive the central theme for this study of 1st and 2nd Samuel, THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’s.

We all face overwhelming circumstances in our life and the only thing that can give us strength to overcome those horrific circumstances is a realization that it is not by our might or power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the only way that we can overcome and address the challenges that we have in life.

One scholar has praised the writing of Samuel: “It is no exaggeration to say that the author of Samuel produced what is still the best book ever written in the Hebrew language.”

In this series we will cover an array of significant biblical teachings on everything from how to face and surmount the giants in our lives, to biblical worship and praise, to the divine viewpoint of politics and leadership, to the importance of the Davidic Covenant and Messianic prophecies, and so much more. An understanding of these key teachings in Samuel is foundational to the rest of the Old Testament, the arrival and mission of the Messiah, the gospel, and many passages in the New Testament. Every believer should have a thorough understanding of the material covered in this series.

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

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Tue, Jul 09, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 89:14-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 11 secs
Think about living an ideal life filled with stability and contentment. To learn how this life is possible, listen to what Psalm 89 teaches us. See first that believers must study God’s Word to learn about His character because the fulfillment of God’s promises to us are based on His essence. Find out how to praise God and present your petitions in prayer. See that being obedient to God leads to a life filled with joy and happiness as we walk with God in the light of His Word.
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 89:19-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 12 secs
What kind of person does God seek to serve Him? Listen to this lesson to learn that God wants those who fear and respect Him and are loyal and depend on Him. Find out what it means that God is our helper. Hear why God sought David and made a covenant with him and his descendants even though he sinned many times while God rejected Saul. All believers need to ask themselves if they are focused on God and are making knowing God their priority.
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 89:19-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 50 secs
When you think of being humble what comes to your mind? Someone who is mealy-mouthed? Being afraid to stand up for yourself? Being a “doormat” that everyone walks on? Listen to this lesson to learn that humility is the highest virtue in the spiritual life and without it you cannot be a person after God’s own heart. Find out a biblical definition of humility and contrast it with its opposite which is arrogance. See that God is seeking people who have humility and hear three examples from the Old Testament of men who learned humility through the tests they endured. Hear Jesus’ emphasis in the New Testament on taking up your cross and following Him.
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 89:21-34
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 55 mins 55 secs
What can we learn from the promises God made to David in the Davidic Covenant? Listen to this lesson to learn about the magnificent promises God made and see how He said He would establish and stabilize David and protect him from all his enemies. Hear about the intimate relationship God promised David and his descendants and see that these promises were eternal. Learn the meaning of God being called the Rock and see how we can apply His strength and power in our own lives when we face difficulties.
Tue, Aug 06, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 89:38-52
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 40 secs
How honest are you when you pray? Listen to this lesson to hear about a psalmist who expresses his frustration over what is happening and asks God if He’s going to keep His promises. He wonders why the nation is under divine discipline and points out that they are a reproach to God’s name. As he expresses his unhappiness, he petitions God to change the circumstances. See how he recovers and expresses once more his understanding of God’s Word. When we are in a situation like that, we need to remember to trust God and His promises, which can be hindered by our disobedience but are never cancelled.
Tue, Sep 03, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 8-10 & Psalm 60:1-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 27 secs
In the Bible God makes many promises to believers. How are they to claim those promises for their own lives? Listen to this lesson to learn three steps that are necessary. Hear five summary points on the providence of God and its relationship to the course of history. See the role luck plays in our lives. Listen to a psalm of David as he questions God about why Israel lost some important battles and learn what God reveals He is going to do to Israel’s enemies as He reassures David that He always keeps His promises.
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 64:1-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 57 mins 49 secs
How can we stop being afraid in times of disaster? Listen to this lesson to learn that trusting in God is always the solution to fear. Hear some of the attacks on David discussed in Psalm 64 and how his enemies are gloating. See that God is going to turn the tables on these wicked people. Find out the difference between making foolish decisions and wise decisions in times of danger and be ready to explain the hope and confidence you have to those around you who are falling apart.
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 23:1-6
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
Lambs and sheep are such cuddly creatures that most people love them. Listen to this lesson to learn six facts that show that sheep are helpless, stupid animals who cannot survive without a shepherd and that throughout the Bible believers are called sheep. Find that that God is our Shepherd on whom we must constantly depend for protection and provision. Hear an in-depth study of Psalm 23 where it describes the wonderful ways that God cares for us so we never lack anything we need and need never fear any danger.
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 56 secs
Have you offered praise to God today? Listen to this lesson to learn what it means to praise God and begin to study a psalm written by David when he was praising God for forgiveness after he failed the prosperity test. Find out that it is God’s character that we praise and what He has done for us in our lives. Hear about two kinds of praise and the building of both the Tabernacle and the Temple. Remember to tell others what God has done and is doing for you.
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:2-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 36 secs
Does praising God always involve singing? Listen to this message to learn many facets of praise and the important role that singing and music plays in worship. Hear four basic meanings for the Hebrew word sheol that are used in the psalms. Remember to take time daily to declare thanks to God and praise Him for what He has done for you.